On the road to Kampot

May 28, 2016

     Today was one of the most exciting days I’ve experienced thus far (and in life, really). After two hustling, bustling and tuk-tuking days in Phnom Penh, we finally departed to our most important destination: Kampot. So far, this trip has caused me to question the very foundation on which I’ve grown up on; the need vs. desire for money. I had never seen poverty as I have the past two days. From the urban Phnom Penh to this very spot where I sit now, the poverty is so evident and apparent I can hardly believe it exists.

     I will continue to remind myself that this is the reason we are all here. We care. We want to change these people’s lives and we have the hearts and hands to attempt to do it. Tomorrow we will scope out the hospital we will be working in for the next two weeks. Sunday we will spend the whole day working together to sort medications and everything else you could need in a pop-up clinic. Monday is the day we have all been looking forward to: day one of clinic!

Katherine Fayad, Nursing Student

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